Pretoria schoolgirl Azulde Britz has been given a golden opportunity to achieve her goals after being named an ambassador for Positive Sports Solutions.
The Grade 12 Cornwall Hill College pupil, who lives in Irene, feels the new position, which is in place until August 31 next year, will help her develop her career in both road racing and mountain biking.
The South African company has followed a policy of bringing affordable options from the overseas market to the country, focusing on quality products to assist local consumers.
Among the products Positive Sports Solutions distributes are HEAD bikes, Westfalia bike carriers, Gipiemme wheels and Controltech bike components.
The 17-year-old Britz is excited about her new position and the support it will provide.
“This sort of backing means I will be able to chase and, hopefully, achieve my goals.
“Being linked with Positive Sports Solutions means I have new opportunities and a group of people who ensure I receive the best equipment and become the best I can possibly be.”
Focused on road racing, Britz said her goals for this year were to race internationally again and to be selected for the national team for the world road championships in Austria in September.
“In the long term I would like to cycle for a professional women’s team and be a regular rider on the international scene.”
A Positive Sports Solutions spokesman said they felt the talented Britz would make a positive contribution to their operations.
She will represent Positive Sports Solutions at all the races in which she participates.
“Azulde will promote all the brands at these events,” he said.
“We also want her to encourage young cyclists and inspire them to become even better in their chosen disciplines.
“She is still young but has great potential, whether it is on the road or mountain biking, and we are looking forward to playing a role in developing this young star’s career.”